Woman helps inmate escape from Salem prison

Jerry Texeira waked away from the Mill Creek Correctional Facility

Jerry Texeira, left, and Lacy Evans. (Oregon DOC)
Jerry Texeira, left, and Lacy Evans. (Oregon DOC)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — An inmate has escaped from the minimum security Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem.

Saturday afternoon, 34-year-old Jerry Texeira walked out of the facility and was picked up by 27-year-old Lacy Evans, who drove him away.

Texeira is six feet, one inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes, while Evans is a six foot tall white woman with platinum blonde hair. Texeira was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Oregon State Police are investigating.

Texeira has been in custody since October 2013, for drug, burglary and gun charges. His earliest release date was set for September 5, 2015.

Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) is a minimum-security prison located five miles southeast of Salem that houses approximately 280 inmates who are within four years of release. It primarily provides education and work opportunities for adults in custody.

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